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War And Profiteering

"Iran: The Next War," by James Bamford, Rolling Stone, July 24, 2006

Those Who Dared to Come Forward
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Project for the New American Century's Letter to President Clinton on Iraq, Jan. 26, 1998 Urges President Clinton to remove the threat that Iraq poses by stating a strategy to do so in his "upcoming State of the Union Address."

"Iraq On The Record," U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman report, March 16, 2004

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"The Iraq War & The Bush Administration's Pursuit of Global Domination," Counterpoint, Sept. 15, 2003

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For The Week Ending Dec. 15, 2006


"The Case for Impeachment"

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Co-authors journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky speak about their book, "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office," at the United Church on the Green, in New Haven, June 24.

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  • Bush Not Likely to Quickly Reverse
    Iraq War Strategy

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  • Latin American Left Continues
    to Win Electoral Victories

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  • Despite Setbacks, Latin American Women
    Struggle for Access to Safe Legal Abortion

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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This week we present Between The Lines' summary of under-reported news stories and:

Will the Bush Administration Bow
to Public Pressure on
Iraq War Policy?

Interview with Rahul Mahajan,
journalist and author,
conducted by Scott Harris


American voters went to the polls on Nov. 7 and sent a strong message about their anger over the increasingly bloody Iraq war. Near-record disapproval of President Bush's leadership on the war and domestic policy cost the Republicans control of the House and Senate where they had, since 2001, acted essentially as a rubber stamp for the White House.

With the post-election resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and a set of recommendations for change from the Iraq Study Group led by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, it appears that the president's "stay the course" policy in Iraq may soon be modified. But recent statements from Bush belie the conventional wisdom that change is coming. On Nov. 30, Bush rejected the idea that policy prescriptions from the Iraq Study Group would pave the way for a graceful U.S. exit out of Iraq.

With the Democrats taking charge of Congress in January, questions about how far the party will go to press for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by wielding the legislature's power of the purse, are still largely unanswered. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with journalist and author Rahul Mahajan, who looks at the worsening civil war conditions in Iraq and the public pressure building on the administration for a rapid end to America's occupation there.

Rahul Mahajan is author of the book, "Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond," published by Seven Stories Press. Read Mahajan's commentaries online at:

Latin American Left Continues
to Win Electoral Victories

Interview with Laura Carlson,
director of the International Relations Center's America's program,
conducted by Scott Harris


Over the past five weeks, candidates of left and center-left political parties have won a string of presidential elections in Brazil, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Venezuela. The year began with the stunning electoral triumph of Evo Morales, an Indian activist and advocate for the poor in Bolivia and ended with the re-election of President Hugo Chavez to another six-year term in oil-rich Venezuela. These leaders join incumbent progressive heads of state in Argentina and Uruguay. Powerful left parties are thriving in many other Latin American nations, including Mexico, where the ongoing dispute over a July presidential election has mobilized hundreds of thousands to protest what many believe to be a tainted vote count. There, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Party of Democratic Revolution and his supporters have carried out a campaign of civil disobedience to underscore their contention that the election was stolen.

During what some observers describe as Latin America's "Pink Tide" revolution, the Bush administration has been unable to exert much influence to reverse the progressive trend. The White House effort to expand the North American Free Trade Agreement to the entire hemisphere in the Free Trade Area of the Americas Treaty has failed. And while President Bush unsuccessfully attempted to blackmail voters in Nicaragua to prevent the election of one-time Cold War foe Daniel Ortega, Washington and Paris together succeeded in ousting Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. An earlier Bush administration effort to overthrow the elected government of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela in 2002 was stopped by an outpouring of popular support for Chavez.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Laura Carlson, director of the International Relations Center's America's program. Reached in Mexico City, Carlson examines the economic conditions that have empowered left parties across the hemisphere and the challenges ahead for progressive governments looking to develop a set of alternative development policies outside the control of Washington's free-market orthodoxy.

Contact the International Relations Center's America's program in Mexico City by calling (505) 388-0208 or visit their website at

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Despite Setbacks, Latin American Women
Struggle for Access to Safe Legal Abortion

Interview with Carmen Barroso,
director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation's Western Hemisphere Region,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


Nicaragua made news recently, not only for re-electing Sandinista Party leader Daniel Ortega president, but also for passage of an October law that criminalizes all abortions, even to save the life of the mother. The law is now being challenged in court, but it's already being enforced and has caused the death of at least one woman thus far.

Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, with the exception of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guayana and Barbados, abortions are criminalized to one degree or another. So, as women in the U.S. fight a rearguard action to maintain the right to abortion, their sisters to the South are fighting more extreme restrictions. The heaviest burden falls on poor women, as those with the means can usually secure safe abortions, even if they are illegal.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Carmen Barroso, director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation's Western Hemisphere Region. She talks about both positive and negative trends, starting with the recent passage of Nicaragua's harsh new abortion law.

Contact the International Planned Parenthood Federation's New York office at (212) 214-0287 or visit their website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Even as major oil giants express new concerns over global warming, they are maneuvering to profit from it by looking under the warming arctic waters for new reserves of crude oil and natural gas. ("What Lies Beneath," American Prospect, November 2006)
  • The radiation poisoning of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko in London has raised concerns about missing polonium from Russian nuclear labs. ("Nuclear Poisoning: The Deadly Trade," London Observer, Nov. 26, 2006; "Friend says He Knows Who Poisoned Former Russian Spy," Associated Press, Dec. 3, 2006)
  • Many new immigrants who traveled to New Orleans for post-Katrina work have been cheated of wages. ("Many of Katrina's Migrant Workers Go Unpaid," Los Angeles Times, Sept. 11, 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 12/8/06

U.S. Politics

"The Feminist Game Plan," by Martha Burk,, Dec. 12, 2006

"Are Democrats Heading Over A Cliff?," by David Bacon, Truthout, Dec. 12, 2006

"Dems Plan To Eliminate Pork From Spending Bills," Associated Press, Dec. 12, 2006

"Poll: Iraq Going Badly And Getting Worse," CBS News, Dec. 11, 2006

"Lou Dobbs And The Dead-End Of White Anti-Corporate Populism," by Ted Glick, Truthout, Dec. 11, 2006

"Report On Iraq Exposes Divide Within GOP," The New York Times, Dec. 10, 2006

"Pelosi's First Priority Is To End Iraq War," San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 10, 2006

"Democrats Let Gates Slide," by Aaron Glantz,, Dec. 9, 2006

"Keith Ellison: The Political Insurgent," by Conrad Wilson, The American Prospect, Dec. 8, 2006

"The GOP's Southern Exposure," by Harold Meyerson The American Prospect, Dec. 8, 2006

"To Protect The Vote, Start Local," by Paul Rogat Loeb,, Dec. 7, 2006

"The 'Seattle Senators,'" by John Nichols, The Nation, Dec. 4, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"The 35-Year Long Scream: Torture, Impeachment And A Vietnam Vet's Tears," by David Lindorff, Counterpunch, Dec. 12, 2006

"Presidential Tyranny Untamed By Election Defeat," by Chris Floyd, Truthout, Dec. 12, 2006

"'Impeachment Is Not Optional,'" by John Nichols, The Nation, Dec. 11, 2006

"Impunity And Immunity: The Bush Administration Enters The Confessional," by Tom Engelhardt & Karen Greenberg,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Why Impeachment Is Crucial," by Jennifer Van Bergen,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Impeachment At Our Peril," by David Corn,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Bush's Torture/Dictatorship Scandal," by James Bovard,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Will Cheney Come Clean?," by Carl Bloice, Black Commentator, Dec. 8, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"How To Lose An Army," by William S. Lind, The American Conservative, Dec. 18, 2006

"The Last Man Of The Junta: An Open Letter To Henry Kissinger," by Fernando A. Torres, Counterpunch, Dec. 12, 2006

"Latin American Spring And Global Recession," by Toni Solo, ZNet, Dec. 12, 2006

"The Condor Model: The Atrocities Of Pinochet And The United States," by Roger Burbach, Counterpunch, Dec. 11, 2006

"Iran Looks Like The Winner Of The Iraq War," Los Angeles Times, Dec. 10, 2006

"Robert Gates And Venezuela: Another Saber Rattler In Latin America," by Nikolas Kozloff, Counterpunch, Dec. 9/10, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Iraq: Cornered Military Takes To Desperate Tactics," by Dahr Jamail & Ali Al-Fadhily, Inter Press Service, Dec. 12, 2006

"Statement Of Denial: ISG Gets Facts Right But Can't Face Them," by Matthew Yglesias, The American Prospect, Dec. 12, 2006

"Taliban And Allies Tighten Grip In North Of Pakistan," The New York Times, Dec. 11, 2006

"The Americans Don't See How Unwelcome they Are, Or That Iraq Is Beyond Repair," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Dec. 11, 2006

"Emails From The Frontlines Of Iraqi Life: 'Today Is Better Than Tomorrow,'" by Tom Engelhardt & Dahr Jamail,, Dec. 11, 2006

"Sadr Condemns Maliki Government, Demands Foreign Troops Leave," Associated Press, Dec. 10, 2006

"'Nobody's Leaving:' Never Mind Democracy And Imperial Fiasco," by Paul Street, ZNet, Dec. 10, 2006

"Shiites Rout Sunni Families In Mixed Area Of Baghdad," The New York Times, Dec. 10, 2006

"The Last Soldier To Die For A Mistake," by Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, Dec. 10, 2006

"The Vietnamization Of Iraq," by Col. Dan Smith, Counterpunch, Dec. 9/10, 2006

"A Bipartisan Occupation," by Phyllis Bennis & Erik Leaver, Counterpunch, Dec. 9/10, 2006

"Photos Confirm U.S. Raid Child Deaths," English Al Jazeera, Dec. 9, 2006

"The Iraq Study Group's Fatal Flaws," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Ranger, Arrested For Bank Robbery, Alleges War Crimes," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dec. 7, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Abusive Interrogations: A Defining Difference Between Psychologists And Psychiatrists," by Stephen Soldz, Counterpunch, Dec. 12, 2006

"Routine And Systematic Torture Is At The Heart Of America's War On Terror," by George Monbiot, Guardian/UK, Dec. 12, 2006

"Government Spying Goes Global," by Maureen Webb, AlterNet, Dec. 12, 2006

"The Government's Assault On Press Freedom," by William Bennett Turner, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 12, 2006

"U.S. Postpones Guantanamo Building Plans," Washington Post, Dec. 10, 2006

"U.S. Has A History Of Using Torture," by Alfred W. McCoy, History News Network, Dec. 9, 2006

"Data Mining Can't Improve Our Security," by Jim Harper, Cato Institute, Dec. 8, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Washington Post Editorial Praises Pinochet," by Glenn Greenwald, Unclaimed Territory, Dec. 12, 2006

"Musicians Oppose Media Consolidation," Associated Press, Dec. 12, 2006

More newswire ...


"Iraq Protester Sheehan Cleared Of Most NY Charges," Reuters, Dec. 11, 2006

"War Resister Considers Himself A Soldier as He Builds New Life In Canada," Associated Press, Dec. 11, 2006

"Dare To Be Disobedient," by Hilary Wainwright, Guardian/UK, Dec. 11, 2006

"The Death Of An American Filmaker In Oaxaca Remains Unsolved," McClatchy Newspapers, Dec. 11, 2006

"Gore Plans To Initiate A Grassroots 'Carbon-Freeze' Movement," Boston Globe, Dec. 10, 2006

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